Re: Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued?

From: Greg Schmitz ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/15/05-05:32:59 PM Z
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Kodak to Discontinue Black-And-White Paper 05:45 PM
     ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Ending a century-old tradition, Eastman Kodak
Co. will soon stop making black-and-white photographic paper, a niche
product for fine-art photographers and hobbyists that is rapidly being
supplanted by digital-imaging systems. AP

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Robert M wrote:

>> Does any one know anything about this? Is this for just this company or
>> they are just no longer making all Black and White Papers?
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:03 AM
>> Subject: Kodak B/W Paper Discontinued
>> It was announced today(June 15) that Kodak has discontinued all Black and
>> White papers including RC, Fiber, Digital, Azo, Vprint, Panalure and
> Portra
>> Black and White/Sepia. Most stock will be available through the end of
>> 2005.
>> I wanted you to know that Diversified Photo Supply will continue to stock
>> both RC and Fiber based Black and White papers in the following brands:
>> Agfa, Mitsubishi Gekko and Ilford. Please email or call if you would
> likee
>> price quotes on any of these papers. Also you can continue to order the
>> Kodak brand through us while supplies last at Kodak.
> Earlier, someone posted they had inside information and declined to say who.
> I will believe it when Kodak announces it; "reliable" inside sources are
> often less than reliable. I remember when a reliable source told me all
> Harley-Davidson production is moving to Korea. Ain't happened yet.
> If history has taught us anything, it is this: big news like this would have
> been released long before "Diversified Photo" announces it tied to an
> announcement for their products or someone posted it is true on this list.
> This decision would be a big one and we would have seen evidence and rumors
> of Kodak's (supposed) move before now.
> Decisions like this are not made lightly. Certainly, the decision to
> discontinue manufacturing papers is one such decision. Info always leaks.
> If it were true, (and I am not saying it is not true, by the way) someone
> would have known long before this apparent release and I will not believe
> some press release/memo from "Diversified Photo" forwarded by someone to a
> mailing list and "confirmed" by someone with inside information.
> According to one poster, it is reliable inside info. In my view, it is just
> a rumor and until we know who made the statement, we can largely dismiss it.
> According to the above memo, Kodak has (apparently) announced it. I prefer
> to wait until Kodak officially announces it. Again, I am NOT saying it is
> not true.
> Bob
Received on Wed Jun 15 17:33:06 2005

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